Propanediol, also known as propylene glycol or PDO, is a colorless organic and viscous compound. It is extracted from petroleum feedstock and renewable sources such as biodiesel and corn. It is also produced in anaerobic conditions from microorganisms such as Citrobacter, klebsiella, enterobacter, and clostridium. It is miscible in most solvents and offers several benefits, such as product fluidity, enhanced dissolving capacity, and moisturizing properties. PDO is widely used for several industrial manufacturing and research applications. It is also utilized as a solvent, humectant, and emollient and can be synthesized in a lab for further usage in personal care products. Owing to these properties, propanediol finds extensive application in manufacturing polymers, food additives, cosmetics, and personal care products.
The market is primarily driven by the increasing utilization of PDO in personal care products, cosmetics, detergents, and pharmaceuticals. Along with this, the rising product adoption in the chemical industry to manufacture polyesters such as polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT), which are used as an engineering plastic, thermoplastic, and fibers, represent another major growth-inducing factor. Moreover, the escalating demand for bio-based products due to the implementation of stringent government policies and growing environmental awareness among the masses is also providing a thrust to market growth. Besides this, propanediol is widely used as a food additive to improve the appearance, texture, flavor, and shelf life of various food items. This, coupled with the increasing utilization of PDO as antifreeze additives in automotive and solar heat systems, is further propelling the market growth. Apart from this, increasing research and development (R&D) activities conducted by key players to develop novel bio-based raw materials and the rising demand for humectants-based moisturizers and other cosmetic products, especially in developing economies due to the rising disposable incomes of individuals are also creating a positive market outlook across the globe.
This production cost analysis report by Syndicated Analytics is the result of a comprehensive examination of the propanediol manufacturing process. The study covers all the requisite aspects that one needs to know while making a foray into the propanediol industry. It is based on the latest economic data and presents exhaustive insights about the primary process flow, raw material requirements, reactions involved, utility costs, operating costs, capital investments, pricing, margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake in the propanediol industry.
The following technical and economic aspects are included in the report:
Impact of COVID-19
Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
Raw Material Costs
Land and Construction Costs
Key Questions Answered in This Report?
What are the various unit operations involved in manufacturing propanediol?
What are the raw material requirements and costs in manufacturing propanediol?
What are the utility requirements and costs in manufacturing propanediol?
What are the manpower requirements and costs in manufacturing propanediol?
What are the packaging requirements and costs in manufacturing propanediol?
What are the transportation requirements and costs in manufacturing propanediol?
What are the land requirements and costs in manufacturing propanediol?
What are the construction requirements and costs in manufacturing propanediol?
What are the profit margins in propanediol?
What should be the pricing mechanism of propanediol?
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2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.3 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Global Propanediol Market
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Historical and Current Market Performance
4.3 Impact of COVID-19
4.4 Market Forecast
4.5 Market Breakup by Segment
4.6 Market Breakup by Region
4.7 Price Trends
4.7.1 Propanediol Price Trends
4.7.2 Product Margins
5 Propanediol Manufacturing Process
5.1 Product Overview
5.2 Detailed Process Flow
5.3 Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
5.4 Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
6 Production Cost Analysis
6.1 Raw Material Cost Analysis
6.1.1 Price Trend of Raw Materials Required
6.1.2 Total Expense on Raw Materials
6.2 Utility Cost Analysis
6.2.1 Electricity Costs
6.2.2 Steam Costs
6.2.3 Process Water Costs
6.2.4 Total Expense on Utilities
6.3 Operating Cost Analysis
6.3.1 Salaries and Wages
6.3.2 Plant Overheads
6.3.3 Tax and Insurance
6.3.4 Packaging Costs
6.3.5 Transportation Costs
6.3.6 Sales and Administration Costs
6.3.7 Total Operating Costs
6.4 Capital Cost Analysis
6.4.1 Land and Site Development Costs
6.4.2 Civil Work Costs
6.4.3 Plant Machinery and Commissioning Costs
126.96.36.199 Plant Machinery Costs
188.8.131.52 Auxiliary Equipment Cost
184.108.40.206 Electrical Works and Piping Costs
220.127.116.11 Other Fixed Costs
6.4.4 Working Capital Requirements for Plant Operation
6.4.5 Total Capital Investment Required
6.5 Total Production Cost
7.1 Raw Material Suppliers
7.2 Plant Machinery Suppliers
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global: Propanediol Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Propanediol Market: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2017-2022
Figure 3: Global: Propanediol Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2023-2028
Figure 4: Global: Propanediol Market: Breakup by Segment (in %), 2022
Figure 5: Global: Propanediol Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2022
Figure 6: Propanediol: Price Trends, 2017 & 2022
Figure 7: Propanediol: Margins Across Various Stages of the Supply Chain
Figure 8: Propanediol: Breakup of Costs
Figure 9: Propanediol Price Structure
Figure 10: Propanediol: Manufacturing Process Flow
Figure 11: Propanediol: Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Raw Materials
Figure 12: Propanediol: Raw Material Price Trends, 2017 & 2022
List of Tables
Table 1: Propanediol Manufacturing: Raw Material Requirements
Table 2: Propanediol Manufacturing: Raw Material Costs
Table 3: Propanediol Manufacturing: Electricity Costs
Table 4: Propanediol Manufacturing: Steam Costs
Table 5: Propanediol Manufacturing: Process Water Costs
Table 6: Propanediol Manufacturing: Total Utility Costs
Table 7: Propanediol Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages
Table 8: Propanediol Manufacturing: Packaging Costs
Table 9: Propanediol Manufacturing: Transportation Costs
Table 10: Propanediol Manufacturing: Sales and Administration Costs
Table 11: Propanediol Manufacturing: Total Operating Costs
Table 12: Propanediol Manufacturing: Costs Related to Land and Site Development
Table 13: Propanediol Manufacturing: Costs Related to Civil Works
Table 14: Propanediol Manufacturing: Costs Related to Plant Machinery
Table 15: Propanediol Manufacturing: Costs Related to Auxiliary Equipment
Table 16: Propanediol Manufacturing: Costs Related to Electrical works and Piping
Table 17: Propanediol Manufacturing: Total Costs Related to Plant Machinery and Commissioning
Table 18: Propanediol Manufacturing: Working Capital Requirements
Table 19: Propanediol Manufacturing: Total Capital Investment Required
Table 20: Propanediol Manufacturing: Total Production Cost
Table 21: Propanediol Manufacturing: Raw Material Suppliers
Table 22: Propanediol Manufacturing: Machinery Suppliers
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